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Cunning Rock, Southeast Face

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Cunning Rock, Southeast Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Aug 19, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Cunning Rock. Photo by Blitzo.


Cunning Rock is a long formation, north of the road, between Jumbo Rocks Campground and Live Oak Picnic area. The Southeast Face gets morning sun, and is therefore a good choice on a cold day. As with most other formations in the Jumbo Rocks area, the rock is quite coarse (even by Joshua Tree standards). This formation is called “False Moosedog Tower” in the 1992 Vogel guide.

Getting There 

You can easily walk to the rock from the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',2]

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Rock Climbing Photo: "Save The Ales". Photo by Blitzo.

Save The Ales 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cunning Rock, Southeast Fac...
This climb involves interesting stemming in a corner, and is harder than it looks. It is not in the 1992 Vogel guide....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: The sign at parking. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: The sign at parking. Photo by Blitzo.
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BETA PHOTO: Cunning Rock

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